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Americans Deserve Better

 If  President Obama wants to invoke Ronald Reagan then I will evoke the words of a freshmen senator in 2006.

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that “the buck stops here.” Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”

The aforementioned quote was spoke by then Senator Barack Obama when he was critiquing the prospect of raising the debt ceiling under the Bush administration.

I want to compare President Obama’s 2006 position with his current position.

  “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure”

Apparently, things are different when you’re actually in office and have to make decisions.

      “It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills.”

But wait, I thought that President Obama said not raising the debt the limit would amount to not paying your bills.

 “Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally.”

But wait, I thought the President Obama has stated that not raising the debt limit will bring about economic uncertainty.

“Leadership means that “the buck stops here.”

Hah!

  “Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren.”

I could not agree more.

“America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.”

Wait, I thought it was a revenue problem.            

 “Americans deserve better.”

President Obama, I couldn’t agree more. Getting you out of office will be the “better” we all have been waiting for.

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